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The Resource Nectar & ambrosia : an encyclopedia of food in world mythology, Tamra Andrews

Nectar & ambrosia : an encyclopedia of food in world mythology, Tamra Andrews

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Nectar & ambrosia : an encyclopedia of food in world mythology
Title
Nectar & ambrosia
Title remainder
an encyclopedia of food in world mythology
Statement of responsibility
Tamra Andrews
Title variation
  • Nectar and ambrosia
  • Encyclopedia of food in world mythology
Title variation remainder
an encyclopedia of food in world mythology
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the ancient world, there were salmon that granted wisdom, drinks that ensured immortality, and animals and vegetables that bestowed other powers. It was believed that fortune bestowed other powers. It was believed that fortune and famine were controlled by supernatural forces and food was the focus of life, myth and ritual. Now for the first time, the magic and symbolic properties and uses of food by both mortals and immortals as mentioned in the worldʼs myths and legends are brought together and explained in Nectar and Ambrosia. The book covers the major food groups, beverages, herbs and spices; mythological concoctions such as Soma, the immortal drink of Indian legend; and foods of myth, such as Chinese moon cakes. A valuable introduction explains the connections among myth, food and ancient cultures; the rites and rituals of hunting, planting and harvesting; and taboo foods, edible offerings, forbidden fruits, fasts and feasts
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DLC
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1959-
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Andrews, Tamra
Dewey number
398.27
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GR498
LC item number
.A53 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Food
  • Food habits
  • Food
Label
Nectar & ambrosia : an encyclopedia of food in world mythology, Tamra Andrews
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nectar and ambrosia [encyclopedia entries] -- Appendix 1. Food myths by culture -- Appendix 2. Food functions
Control code
ocm44612908
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xv, 287 pages
Isbn
9781576070369
Isbn Type
(hard : alk. paper)
Lccn
00010485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) 577935
Label
Nectar & ambrosia : an encyclopedia of food in world mythology, Tamra Andrews
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-273) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Nectar and ambrosia [encyclopedia entries] -- Appendix 1. Food myths by culture -- Appendix 2. Food functions
Control code
ocm44612908
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xv, 287 pages
Isbn
9781576070369
Isbn Type
(hard : alk. paper)
Lccn
00010485
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) 577935

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